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More indirection: symlink management #22

toothbrush opened this Issue Apr 25, 2012 · 0 comments


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toothbrush commented Apr 25, 2012

Warning: brainstorm ahead.

What about presenting the mountpoint differently: the root only contains a bunch of symlinks, but these are managed by DotFS. This way, you could have the following setup:

  • a bunch of symlinks in your home dir point to the mountpoint's root directory's symlinks,
  • these in turn point to the processed config files, except when there's a .dontlink file, in which case dotfs makes the managed symlink point to the original confdir version of the file

Advantage: live swapping of processed-or-not config without restarting dotfs & regenerating the symlinks. Please, someone, tell me this is a terrible idea, and how I should be wanting to do this.

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